Council Members

Corporate Sponsorship in Kansas City

Network with other corporate leaders

The Ballet Business Leadership Council is comprised of leaders in the community who serve on the Kansas City Ballet’s Board of Directors or represent a company or corporate foundation supporting the Ballet with a minimum contribution of $5,000.

2023-2024 Business Council Leaders

Rachel Merlo, Chair
Google Fiber Kansas City


Nathan Benjamin, Burns & McDonnell
Conseulo Cruz, Belger Cartage
Kendra Gage, Performance Rehab
Linda Lenza, Bank of America
Jill McCarthy, KC Area Development Council
Tracy Musolf, Lockton
Bridget Romero, Lathrop GPM LLP
Barbara Storm, Community Leader
Chris Teddy, J.E. Dunn Construction Company
Katie Vivas, YMCA of Greater Kansas City
Lorie Whitaker, Bank of America



Get Started

Ballet Business Memberships begin with a minimum tax-deductible gift of $500. 


Sponsorship-level benefits begin at $5,000. Learn how your business can benefit by getting involved with Kansas City Ballet, by contacting Jennifer Wampler at 816.216.5585 or by email.

The Kansas City Ballet is a 501(c)(3) organization; our Federal Tax ID is 43-6052680.